As news emerged this week that Germay received key intelligence regarding an imminent terrorist attack on a Hanover football stadium from Israeli intelligence services, The Jerusalem Post’s Hebrew language sister publication Maariv revealed that IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot traveled to Brussels earlier this week and held meetings with Belgian security officials two weeks after the Paris terror attacks. Since Sunday, the Belgian capital went on high alert as it faced a threat of terror attacks.
Since last Sunday, the Belgian capital went on high alert as it faced a threat of terror attacks.
The IDF chief’s security team was initially wary of going ahead with the trip in light of the sensitive state of security in Brussels, where hundreds of troops were patrolling the streets.
The level of alert was downgraded on Thursday from 4 – very severe threat, to 3 – severe threat.
During his one-day secret visit, the IDF chief of staff also held meetings with high ranking US military officials, including Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and Commander of U.S. European Command. and with top intelligence officials in the continent, sharing information gathered by Israel with them, as well as Israel’s experience of dealing with terror organizations.